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For the King's Shilling: A Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b


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What can you add to all the comments already , when i got to the photo of it in your hand a almost fell off my chair ,

1/144 scratch built both words to scare a mere mortal , gold medal all the way

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Anybody who takes up this hobby has to be slightly nutty but you must be round the bend. Brilliant work. Keep it safe and put it somewhere where it won't get dusty!

John

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Seeing such a flawless and exquisite model, beautifully painred and RIGGED!, in 1/144 scale makes me think I just ought to give up this modelling lark.  To think that I wimp out of rigging in 1/72!

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Come on man, that's a real aircraft and you are actually a giant. No other explanation. :)

 

Amazing work. Well done!

 

Best,

Nikola

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I don't even know what to say about this.  I am in awe of any one that can scratchbuild an entire aircraft, but to make it 1/144 and fully rigged WWI to boot... this is simply awesome.

 

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Ok you can come clean with us.  You “photo shopped” the coin and your hand in the picture because that IS A REAL FE.2b!!!!!!  The level of detail and precision is incredible and this is one of the finest works of art on this website.  :worthy:

 

Mike

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Right. Here I was expecting: "Oh, it's probably one of those nice big kits from Wingnut Wings. Dang, those wires would really drive me crazy. Great models though!"

And then; that shilling, 1/144. Scratchbuilt. Scrolling up and down in bewilderment.
This has to be one of the most impressive builds I've ever seen on the forum. Absolutely fantastic.

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Well, it is absolute great.

I wonder about you! To get it done in this scale!

I did it in 32, it was a challenge. With all rigging and so on.

But in this scale?

I supose you have the abilities of a professional sniper.

Happy modelling

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Beautiful build of my ‘also’ favorite a/c. Every since reading Arch Whitehouse’s books the Fee has been my top aircraft.  I’ve built the Aeroclub 1/48 version but a move destroyed it and I have another in the stash. I’ve thought about selling it but your 1/144 build has me completely rethinking it. 

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I can only echo what the others have said....to scratch build this in 1/144 with museum quality boggles the mind...a masterpiece of modeling, for which you should be proud.You have to have a spider and a two-inch whip! :worthy:

Mike

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On 26/09/2021 at 19:01, Chaotic Mike said:

So... 1/144 jewel vs. Airscale's Fury. I don't know how a judge would decide! 

 

Oh I'd love to do a Fury!  I still remember my Matchbox one so fondly and would not be able to go past those black and white chequer board markings.  

 

8 hours ago, cduckworth said:

Beautiful build of my ‘also’ favorite a/c. Every since reading Arch Whitehouse’s books the Fee has been my top aircraft.  I’ve built the Aeroclub 1/48 version but a move destroyed it and I have another in the stash. I’ve thought about selling it but your 1/144 build has me completely rethinking it. 

 

I've been after the Arch Whitehouse book for ages.  I'll take that as a good recommendation!  

 

Thank you so much for the kind words everybody!  After such a hard slog it is nice to see it so well received.  :)

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